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Taormina Film Fest

67th edition

Taormina, from June 27th to July 3rd 2021

 

 

The official poster of the 67th edition of the Taormina Film Fest is a tribute to #Cinema and to Fred Zinnemann’s From Here to Eternity. A modern, bright and sunny reinterpretation of the iconic image of the 8 Oscar-winning film and its two great stars, Deborah Kerr e Burt Lancaster, tight in an unforgettable embrace.

Produced and organized by Videobank SPA

Artistic Directors: Francesco Alò (Il Messaggero, BadTaste.it), Alessandra De Luca (Avvenire, Ciak) and Federico Pontiggia (La Rivista del Cinematografo, Il Fatto Quotidiano, Movie Mag).

President of the Jury: the director Susanna Nicchiarelli.
After declaring herself “happy and honored”, she added: “it will be a festival to celebrate the bright future of cinema, we will see works by new directors, we will enjoy the beauty of being spectators”.

 

This year the Taormina Film Fest 67 will live simultaneously in the suggestive Ancient Theater and in Sicilian movie theaters/cinemas, where some of the films and gala evenings will be screened live, including the opening and closing ceremonies.

 

 

MORE INFO ASAP!

 

 

For press only

Press accreditation requests must be submitted, by June 21st, exclusively online at www.taorminafilmfest.it/press

Online press conference set for June 15th, 11.30 am Rome time: www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2d2BUf3irY

 

MORE INFO

www.taorminafilmfest.it/en/home

www.facebook.com/taofilmfest – www.facebook.com/videobankspa

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

TAOBUK – Taormina Book Festival
11th edition “The Metamorphosis”

Opening Ceremony

Saturday 19 June, Ancient Theatre @ 9.00pm

The event is free upon registration

 

Taormina Ancient Theatre

 

With David Grossman, Emmanuel Carrère, Giovanni Caccamo, Simona Molinari, Sergio Bernal Alonso, Claudia Gerini, Antonio Albanese, Fabrizio Gifuni, Aldo Cazzullo.

 

To reserve your free ticket, click HERE

 

More on Taobuk

www.taobuk.it

www.facebook.com/taobuk

www.instagram.com/taobukfestival

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

TAOBUK

Taormina Book Festival – 11th edition “The Metamorphosis”

Taormina, 17-21 June 2021

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9ZzV8-TitU

 

The fascinations of literature combined with the beauty of a unique place in the world. It is the perfect combination of Taobuk, an international literary festival that brings together the tradition of Taormina as the cosmopolitan capital of literature and arts, a refuge for eccentric and excellent personalities such as Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Picasso, Richard Strauss.

The Festival is conceived and directed by Antonella Ferrara.

Every year Taobuk chooses a theme around which the calendar of meetings takes shape with the help of authoritative writers, thinkers and artists, in a tight flow of ideas and novelties.

At the core of the festival there is literature seen through the point of view of international writers. Taobuk’s program, however, is also embellished with exhibitions, theatrical performances, dance pieces and film retrospectives shown in evocative locations: first and foremost the Ancient Theatre, along with the city’s palaces and major hotels.

 

This year’s theme is “The metamorphosis – everything changes”

Here is the 2021 programme www.taobuk.it/edizione-2021
Seat reservation at the events is free and compulsory

To reserve a free seat at the opening gala of Saturday 19, please click HERE

 

More on Taobuk

www.taobuk.it

www.facebook.com/taobuk

www.instagram.com/taobukfestival

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Taobuk 2021 – Exhibition

“La biblioteca araba ed altre scritture”

Palazzo Ciampoli, 10-25 June 2021

Opening hours: 10.00am -8.00pm

 

 

La biblioteca siculo araba e altre scritture

 

Within the Taormina Book Festival 2021, and in collaboration with Fondazioni Orestiadi, Palazzo Ciampoli will host the exhibition “La biblioteca araba ed altre scritture”.

The exhibition itinerary will alternate 19 works by great international artists: a journey, albeit slight, in the relationship between image and writing.

Artists: Stalker-De Luca, Alighiero Boetti, Emilio Isgrò, Carla Accardi, Hakim Abbaci, Ascanio Renda, Nja Mahdaoui, Rachid Koraichi, Giusto Sucato, Alfonso Leto, Emilio Angelini, Alfredo Romano, Mimmo Paladino, Khaled Ben Slimane, Jonida Xherri, Giovanni Bosco, Elisa Nicolaci.

 


Palazzo Ciampoli was a stately residence in Catalan style. The coat of arms above the entrance door shows the date 1412, the year of its construction. Ciampoli was the name of the family that owned the palace, until it was purchased by the Sicilian Region. The palace is located in the heart of the medieval village of Taormina, which initially stretched from the Clock Tower to Catania Gate.

 

 

MORE INFO

www.fondazioneorestiadi.it

www.facebook.com/Orestiadi

www.taobuk.it

www.facebook.com/taobuk

www.instagram.com/taobukfestival

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Francesco Gabbani

Ancient Theatre, Thursday 10th September 2020 @ 9.30 pm

 

Francesco Gabbani (born 9 September 1982) is an Italian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.[1][2] He rose to fame after winning the newcomers’ section of the Sanremo Music Festival 2016 with the song “Amen”. The next year, he went on to win the main section of the Sanremo Music Festival 2017 with the song “Occidentali’s Karma”, and represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 finishing in 6th place.

 

 

TICKETS on ticketone

Cavea – Sector 1 – € 57,50

Cavea – Sector 2 – €40,25

 

 

MORE INFO
http://francescogabbani.com/ – www.facebook.com/francescogabbaniofficial

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Schuler (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustican Chivalry)

an opera by Pietro Mascagni

Ancient Theatre, Monday 7th September 2020 @ 9.00 pm

(note: the date of September 8th is CANCELLED)

 

Cavalleria Rusticana is an opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945) to an Italian libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, adapted from a play written by Giovanni Verga based on his short story. It is the first and best known Mascagni’s works. Its success has been phenomenal from its first performance in the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on May 17, 1890 until the present day. At the time of Mascagni’s death in 1945, the opera had been performed more than 14,000 times in Italy alone.

“The Teatro Illustrato invites young Italian musicians to participate in a new competition for a one-act opera.” In 1888, the publisher Sonzogno launched its second competition for young Italian composers. The winner was Pietro Mascagni with Cavalleria Rusticana, and so it was that this story of an honour killing in a Sicilian village in the late nineteenth century, from a short story of the same name by Verga, entered the operatic canon. Owing to the intense dramatic power of the score and libretto, the opera quickly became recognised as a manifesto of Italian verism.
(Source: symphonyspace.org)

 

TICKETS on ticketone

Cavea – sector 4, lower part > € 57,00
Cavea – sector 4, upper part > € 52,00

Cavea – sector 5, lower part > € 52,00
Cavea – sector 5, upper part > € 42,00

Cavea – sector 6, lower part > € 37,00
Cavea – sector 6, upper part > € 32,00

Cavea – sector 7, lower part > € 27,00
Cavea – sector 7, upper part > € 22,00

 

 

MORE INFO
Mythos Opera Festival > www.mythosoperafestival.com – www.facebook.com/mythosoperafestival

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Schuler (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Il Volo

“Best of 10 Years”

Ancient Theatre, Saturday 5th September 2021 @9.00pm

 

– “Note: The concert was initially scheduled for August 8th 2020 and was postponed due to covid-19. Tickets already purchased remain valid for the new date” –

 

The concert celebrates 10 years of incredible music.

Making global pop-opera sensation Il Volo performs again at the Ancient Greek-Roman Theatre of  Taormina.

l Volo is a group of three (unconventional) teenage boys that came to fame in Italy after appearing on the Italian talent show “Ti Lascio Una Canzone”.
They were promptly snapped up by the leading people in the music industry in Italy and their debut album quickly went platinum. Like Andrea Bocelli before them, they are Italians set for the international stage. Their appearance on American Idol in 2011 caused a frenzy of first week sales for the lads with further plans to launch themselves elsewhere in the world. Their appeal is definitely their quirky image coupled with their unexpectedly mature vocals. They cover old ground in the classical crossover sphere, but they certainly package it in a new and exciting way. With undeniably strong voices and impeccable charm, Il Volo are hard to resist.
(source: classical-crossover.co.uk)

The three singers are tenors Piero Barone (born 1993) and Ignazio Boschetto (born 1994), and baritone Gianluca Ginoble (born 1995).

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): € SOLD OUT
Gallery: € 95,00 SOLD OUT
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 80,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 40,00

 

MORE INFO

ilvolomusic.com

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

Il Volo

“Best of 10 Years”

Ancient Theatre, Friday 4th September 2021 @ 9.00pm

 

– “Note: The concert was initially scheduled for August 8th 2020 and was postponed due to covid-19. Tickets already purchased remain valid for the new date” –

 

The concert celebrates 10 years of incredible music.

Making global pop-opera sensation Il Volo performs again at the Ancient Greek-Roman Theatre of  Taormina.

l Volo is a group of three (unconventional) teenage boys that came to fame in Italy after appearing on the Italian talent show “Ti Lascio Una Canzone”.
They were promptly snapped up by the leading people in the music industry in Italy and their debut album quickly went platinum. Like Andrea Bocelli before them, they are Italians set for the international stage. Their appearance on American Idol in 2011 caused a frenzy of first week sales for the lads with further plans to launch themselves elsewhere in the world. Their appeal is definitely their quirky image coupled with their unexpectedly mature vocals. They cover old ground in the classical crossover sphere, but they certainly package it in a new and exciting way. With undeniably strong voices and impeccable charm, Il Volo are hard to resist.
(source: classical-crossover.co.uk)

The three singers are tenors Piero Barone (born 1993) and Ignazio Boschetto (born 1994), and baritone Gianluca Ginoble (born 1995).

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): € SOLD OUT
Gallery: € 95,00 – SOLD OUT
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 80,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 40,00

 

MORE INFO

ilvolomusic.com

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

Requiem

by Giuseppe Verdi

A Mythos Opera Festival Production

Ancient Theatre, Thursday 3rd September 2020 @ 9.00 pm

 

The Messa da Requiem is a musical setting of the Catholic funeral mass (Requiem) for four soloists, double choir and orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi.
It was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist whom Verdi admired. The first performance, at the San Marco church in Milan on 22 May 1874, marked the first anniversary of Manzoni’s death. The work was at one time referred to as the Manzoni Requiem. Considered too operatic to be performed in a liturgical setting, it is usually given in concert form of around 90 minutes in length. Musicologist David Rosen calls it ‘probably the most frequently performed major choral work composed since the compilation of Mozart’s Requiem’.

Title page of Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da Requiem; first edition (1874)

Throughout the work, Verdi uses vigorous rhythms, sublime melodies, and dramatic contrasts—much as he did in his operas—to express the powerful emotions engendered by the text. The terrifying (and instantly recognizable) Dies irae that introduces the traditional sequence of the Latin funeral rite is repeated throughout. Trumpets surround the stage to produce a call to judgement in the Tuba mirum, and the almost oppressive atmosphere of the Rex tremendae creates a sense of unworthiness before the King of Tremendous Majesty. Yet the well-known tenor solo Ingemisco radiates hope for the sinner who asks for the Lord’s mercy.

The Sanctus (a complicated eight-part fugue scored for double chorus) begins with a brassy fanfare to announce him “who comes in the name of the Lord”. Finally the Libera me, the oldest music by Verdi in the Requiem, interrupts. Here the soprano cries out, begging, “Deliver me, Lord, from eternal death … when you will come to judge the world by fire.”

When the Requiem was composed, female singers were not permitted to perform in Catholic Church rituals (such as a requiem mass). However, from the beginning Verdi intended to use female singers in the work. In his open letter proposing the Requiem project (when it was still conceived as a multi-author Requiem for Rossini), Verdi wrote: “If I were in the good graces of the Holy Father—Pope Pius IX—I would beg him to permit—if only for this one time—that women take part in the performance of this music; but since I am not, it will fall to someone else better suited to obtain this decree.” In the event, when Verdi composed the Requiem alone, two of the four soloists were sopranos, and the chorus included female voices. This may have slowed the work’s acceptance in Italy.
(source: Wikipedia)

 

 

TICKETS on ticketone

Cavea – sector 4, lower part > € 57,00
Cavea – sector 4, upper part > € 52,00

Cavea – sector 5, lower part > € 52,00
Cavea – sector 5, upper part > € 42,00

Cavea – sector 6, lower part > € 37,00
Cavea – sector 6, upper part > € 32,00

Cavea – sector 7, lower part > € 27,00
Cavea – sector 7, upper part > € 22,00

 

 

MORE INFO
Mythos Opera Festival > www.mythosoperafestival.com – www.facebook.com/mythosoperafestival

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Schuler (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Eleonora Abbagnato (source: http://zuccari.blogautore.espresso.repubblica.it)

 

Love

a ballet performance by Eleonora Abbagnato

Ancient Theatre, Wednesday 2nd September 2020 @ 9.30 pm

 

Eleonora Abbagnato is an etoile de l’Opéra des Paris and director of the Opera House in Rome.

 

Tickets on boxol.it at € 30,00

 

— MORE INFO ASAP! — 

 

 

MORE INFO
Fondazione Taormina Arte > www.taoarte.it – info@taormina-arte.com – T. 0039 391 746 2146

Ticket Offices in Taormina > Casa del Cinema of Taormina Arte, in Corso Umberto n. 61

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Schuler (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta